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RATINGS: 169   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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A sparkling session mead made with honey, blackberry, clove and orange zest.


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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wedgie9 (1930) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 11, 2014
Tasted on 6/11/14 from a capped 500mL bottle purchased at Bangor Wine and Cheese. Pours clear, very dark ruby red with a thin off-white head that leaves a thin collar. The nose is honeyed with blackberry, a hint of spicy clove, and just a touch of caramelized orange peel. The flavor is nicely dry, with the blackberry, clove, and lightly bitter orange peel all blending nicely with the honey. The body is medium with average, fizzy carbonation and a long finish that encompasses all of the above.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
AdamJackson (2599) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 14, 2014
Bottle from a trade. Pours a very faint purple with reddish hues. 1 finger head. faded fast. Nose has a ton of clove and pumkin spice. really earthy with vanilla, graham cracker and sugar.Very light Pinot Noir with a load of clove, nutmeg graham cracker. The likeliness to a nice california red wine is pretty amazing. it’s like drinking a holiday red wine but @ a lower ABV.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
WillRunForBeer (672) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 7, 2014
Bottle shared by Radarsock. Thanks, Andrew. Pours light burgandy with a couple white bubbles. Aroma is sour blackberry, orange blossom honey, slight floral. Taste is like watered down blackberry juice with a bit of honey and a touch of black tea bitterness. Alcohol is not detectable. This isn’t bad, but it’s essentially a wine cooler.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chinchill (1866) - South Carolina, USA - SEP 7, 2014
From a bottle. Lovely deep red color with a rather weak head. Sour mixed berry aroma with a touch of clove. Flavor: mildly tart with a strong underlying sweetness. O: interesting and very fruity.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (6633) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - AUG 17, 2014
Bottle. Pours a clear blackberry like color with no head whatsoever. Aroma has lots of clove with a touch of dry honey and a bit of blackberry underlying. Flavor has more of a slightly tart blackberry and dry honey with strong clove note that slightly overpowers.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gnoff (7839) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 12, 2014
Bottled at Mikkeller Bar Stockholm, August 8, 2014.
clear deep ruby red color, pink head, lovely! Sweet, berry, alcohol, sugary, cherry pips, almond paste, spicy scent. Clove, berries, red currants, orange, sugary taste. Clove, red currants aftertaste. Smooth mouthfeel, no bitterness.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (3564) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 10, 2014
Bottle thanks to Brian. Pours a gorgeous red and small off pink head that lasts. The aroma is strong spice clove and orange peel. Thin mouthfeel with nice dark fruit, clove, honey, light booze, very good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VsXsV (2266) - Linköping, SWEDEN - AUG 1, 2014
Draught at CBC 2014. Clear purple liquid with a medium light pink head. Aroma of tea, smoke, black currant and honey. Taste is light sweet and bitter with notes of light smoke, tea, black currant and honey. Medium bodied with no carbonation. nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scopey (6812) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2014
Keg at CBC Holborn. It pours deep purple with a fizzy light pink head. The nose is rather sweet, juicy dark berry, blackberry and fruit cordial. The taste is juicy, vimto, blackberry/currant, sweet apple, light spice, white sugar honey and citrus peel. Medium body and lively carbonation. Pretty sweet for a whole half, but it is pretty approachable. Decent.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
teorn88 (1923) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2014
Keg at CBC Covent Garden. It pours a deep intense purple color with ruby edges and a minimal pinkish foam. Aroma is intensely sweet and fruity, big raspberry sorbet flavours. Aroma is again very sweet and fruity but more layered with intervention of the pepper and the honey. Still very sweet and fruity. Body is medium with lively carbonation. Overall quite good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nickd717 (3483) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 27, 2014
Draft. Purple color, like sparkling grape drank. Great fruity aroma, lots of berries and honey with a bit of spice. Sweet dark berry flavor, perfect amount of sugar. Zesty finish. Medium body with a smooth mouthfeel. Enjoyable.


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